and the tale here is unpleasant.
The older this dog gets the more he sees shadows, much as in the oriental form of puppetry where puppeteers are dressed to be unnoticed whilst working their lifeless large puppets by hand, manipulating limbs and torsos with ease — so that in just moments the spectator ‘sees’ only the moving dummy and not the manipulator.
Dummies can be made to do things that no rational being would consider.
TO NOT DIGRESS
The great tool of control is language. Language is both medium and method for communication of ideas—which may explain why some of the greatest dictators were highly skilled orators. You can call their art hypnosis and you wouldn’t be far wrong (which leads us to hee hoo time again)—
“Hee hoo controls the language,
controls the people using it”
—and there you have this post in a nutshell. But consider: could any of it apply to you?
* “God’s Own Country“, New Zealand.
To this comment (lightly modified) I made recently—
* Fairly soon, I understand. Her timing is perfect … kudos to her puppeteers.
BUT LIFE GOES ON,
MUST GO ON
And here to rattle your cage is a wee fellow who tells it like it is. I’d never heard of him before and don’t doubt that I shall again, but in the meantime he says what I think although he says it much better—
—sadly I now have to do some unplanned research. Anyone who calls it like it actually is, and who resonates with me — can’t be all that good.
HAPPY NEW YEAR~!
(New Zealand) the City Council (ICC) has quite literally arse-holed many businesses out onto the streets. The council wants to attract visitors from over the world to come all the way down here to leave their dollars. To achieve this end they’ve thrown dozens of businesses to the wolves and already cheerful demolition of the vacated shops is well under way.
SUCH IS THE POWER
of democracy in this pseudo-capitalist state.
Thank God I don’t live in a Socialist state …
“You’re welcome, Dog! Any time …”
What also really hurts is all the lovely art deco buildings that are being demolished, to make way for—
“a new mall that will bring people come from all over the world”
—honestly, you’d be shot for writing this and trying to sell it to a publisher: “Fiction, Mr Argus … has to be at least slightly credible!”
Two hundred million dollars (plus any unlikely over-runs) is the ball-park starting budget—for a wee city of just over fifty thousand souls. Yeah, right; and taxes won’t go up.
So, real demolition begins 6th of January next year. IF at all interested, here’s a wee thought provoking side item (in our limited labour market)—
—could it happen near you? Oh … really? Why not?
Oh. You don’t live in Kiwiland. Excellent reason …
debate this guy, especially from the opposing side; nor even for a simple academic exercise. And on his side I’d hate to have to follow him as a speaker.
But don’t take me word for it; go ask a real expert—
—I’ll wait. Just give her enough time to rev up the ol’ histrionics a bit and set aside any vestiges of manners that might possibly still be lurking somewhere deep within.
Frankly I blame her parents and/or any other ‘experts’ she may have been overexposed to in her formative years. (A commenter on a u-tube said that ‘she should get out more’ … I think that was exactly right.)
Yes, I’d especially hate to debate against her—I just can’t handle ‘cute’ tantrums (or the unabashed two-faced in full shriek).
I’d have said “rule over” which means something quite different—
“Ominously, we have moved far from the understanding that it is the business of parliament to act according to the wishes of the people – not to over-rule them.”
sourced: CLICK HERE
—but is a lot more accurate.
Is there—or was there ever—a true ‘Democracy’ anywhere in this world? (I’m told the closest current attempt is Switzerland.)
Then can anyone suggest a better method, one by which we might actually ‘democratise’ our governments?
Hah ~ I guessed not!
IN ITS RAWEST
and most painful (authentic) form
is owned and controlled
by The State.
Wow! Utopia indeed! No? But do not fear, little pleb person, you are of course allowed to ‘possess’ your very own personal … toothbrush …
IN GODZONE *
Country (New Zealand) some enterprising people recently set up a scheme which was to ensure “Zero Fees” for tertiary technical students.
IT’S BEEN UP AND RUNNING
successfully for long enough now to pique the appetites of The Controllers — and Big Brother is moving in to take over.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
Argus—God is with the BIG !
In the city of Invercargill the City Fathers have lately taken over almost an entire city block right in the commercial heart of town, and will be demolishing it to build a brand new all-singing all-dancing Shopping Mall that will attract punters from all over the world.
And to achieve this truly noble end they have made it impossible for present businesses to remain at ground zero. So the once beautiful and thriving Cambridge Arcade transversing the block is now a ghost with just a couple of diehards still holding out. They too will soon go under the mallet—
FOR THE GREATER
—and devil take the hindmost. But that’s Democracy for you, don’t fret. Did I ever give you the definition of ‘democracy’? Here it is again:
THE POLITICAL SYSTEM WHEREBY
- EVERY FEW YEARS WE ELECT
- OUR ABSOLUTE DICTATORS
- FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS.
Sadly, by voting all we achieve is to polish their veneer of legitimacy**
* Godzone—it’s how we say “God’s own” down here (clever, no?).
** And as a better mind than mine put it—
“Why vote? It only encourages them!”